COE Stories & News

Ebonee Johnson

Public health scholar addresses youth mental health at Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

Ebonee T. Johnson, PhD, is the keynote presenter at the 2023 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education at UNI on April 26.
Ryan Penning

How UNI helped Ryan Penning bring communities together

Before starting at UNI, Ryan Penning had never heard of a parks and recreation department. Now he directs one in West Des Moines.
Hannah Lang with the mountains behind her

From the WRC’s climbing wall to the Rocky Mountains: Hannah Lang’s journey in adaptive sports

Hannah Lang has been able to take her love of outdoor recreation and turn it into a successful career at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO.
UNI awarded $250K grant to support teachers and better student outcomes

UNI awarded $250K grant to support teachers and better student outcomes

Thanks to a recent $250,000 grant, faculty members at the University of Northern Iowa will further their research focusing on social and emotional learning, aimed at providing effective support to school personnel, leading to better student outcomes.
UNI students posing in front of photo backdrop for SPEAK Out! Day

INSPIRE Conference 2023: a hands-on experience showcase

At UNI's INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference, you can see a wide variety of academic disciplines, from criminology to physical education.
UNI's Social and Emotional Learning Conference slated for April 7

UNI's Social and Emotional Learning Conference slated for April 7

The University of Northern Iowa Social and Emotional Learning Conference returns on Friday, April 7, providing faculty, students and practicing professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of social and emotional learning competencies, trauma-sensitive practices and self-regulatory behaviors.
Kate Hermsen

UNI’s 2022 3MT(R) winner to compete in regional competition

In November, Kate Hermsen won first place in the UNI Graduate College’s Three-Minute Thesis® Competition. She'll represent UNI at the 3MT® regional competition on March 31 in Chicago.
Meet Kira Manuel on “The College Tour”

Meet Kira Manuel on “The College Tour”

Before she was in high school, Kira Manuel had actually never been to a college campus before. The first in her family to go to a four-year university, Manuel didn’t really know much about college – except that it was expensive.
School psychologist with student

UNI receives $2.5M federal grant to grow mental health access in rural Iowa schools

A $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education will allow UNI to continue its work to improve mental health access for children across Iowa.
UNI Campanile

University of Northern Iowa rolls out “self-designed” master’s program

UNI is now accepting candidates for a new individualized alternative for graduate study: “This degree has flexibility that no other degree allows for...”